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Teoma, Vivisimo, Exalead and Info (1999-2000)

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Teoma was an Internet search engine founded in 2000 by Professor Apostolos Gerasoulis and his colleagues at Rutgers University in New Jersey.Teoma was unique because of its link popularity algorithm. Unlike PageRank Algorithm by Google, Technology of Teoma analyzed links in context to rank a web page’s importance within its specific subject. For instance, a web page about “baseball” would rank higher if other web pages about “baseball” link to it.

Vivisimo is a privately held enterprise search software company in Pittsburgh that develops and sells software products to improve search on the web and in enterprises. Vivisimo was founded in 2000 by a trio of computer science researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Baidu was incorporated on January 18, 2000, was a Chinese and Japanese search engine for websites, audio files, and images.

Exalead was a French search engine founded in 2000 by François Bourdoncle. Exalead provides thumbnail previews of the target pages along with the results, and allows advanced refining on the results page (language, geographic location, file type, categories) but also further data refinement, such as rich content (audio, video, RSS) and related terms, allowing users to browse the web by serendipity. Info is a MetaSearch Engine which provides results from leading search engines and pay-per-click directories.

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Written by Bobby

May 23, 2010 at 5:01 am

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